You are on your Poconos vacation and find yourself in a little town and you are not sure where to take your family for a meal.
Well be rest assured that the Pocono Mountains region is filled to the brim with absolutely fantastic places to dine. At every turn, during your Pocono activities, you will find the everyday meal places that you are already familiar with but there are quaint little restaurants also sprinkled everywhere in the Pocono Mountains to entice you with culinary flavors that will be a part of your memories.
If you are visiting the town of Stroudsburg for some very unique shopping, then you can visit the Besecker’s Diner. This diner has been in establishment for over 20 years and their homemade food is really like “home”. The homemade pies are fantastic as are the specials. One great thing is, they serve breakfast all day for those of you that lose track of time with all that glorious window shopping. The prices are very reasonable and provide a large selection for lunch and dinner.
Another great place to try while in downtown Stroudsburg is the Brownies in the Burg, this dining stop is located right on the main street. It features really great food items and big portions to match your appetite. The burgers and salads are more then satisfying as is the mouth-watering appetizers.
If you find that you are looking for Pocono dining in Swiftwater then look no further. The 3rd Base Sports Pub at the Pocono Brewing company is a definite stop to make. With a sports theme and satellite TV’s, relaxing and watching live sporting events, enjoying a large selection of lunch and dinner items as well as daily specials to satisfy your need for re-charging your energy is a great “interceptor” to your day.
There are pool tables and video games if you are looking for additional entertainment.
You are at the Flea Markets in Marshall Creek and you have walked (for what seems like forever) for a long time and you are ready to sit down and have a bite to eat, then you should try The Bistro at Marshall Creek. After using all of that energy, you will not want to re-fuel your body with salty, greasy food. Instead, The Bistro is an excellent choice, for they are known for their nutritious and freshly prepared foods. They boast on using low salt and low fat with no use of additives or preservatives. The food is refreshing and healthy, the appetizers are amazing and the desserts are well, let’s just say all that healthy eating deserves a reward.
In Tannersville, while shopping at all those big discount stores you will want to eventually stop just long enough to evaluate all those bargains that you got, so why not take a rest and rejuvenate yourself at the Barley Creek Brewing Company? There is an outside deck for good weather days and plenty to do while there. You can sample handcrafted beer that is brewed onsite or take a free tour. The food is memorable and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed.
Bartonsville is home to American Candle among other attractions and Pocono activities. You will find a fantastic little Italian restaurant called Alfredo’s Pizzeria and Family Restaurant (which there are also locations in Stroudsburg and Marshall Creek).
Authentic Italian Cuisine menu items and everything made old world style, this is a very good choice for those who want a bit of pizza or pasta or a fun lunch special.
If you find yourself in the heart of the Poconos in Pocono Pines, then you really will want to try VanGilder’s Jubilee Restaurant. There is a yummy reason why they have been in business for 34 years now and one reason is because of their breakfast, which is served daily until 3:00 pm. The menu is loaded with choices and good sized portions and great value. Local people declare that you will never walk away from this restaurant hungry! Thursday night is Wing-night and with the adjoining Pub, it is an all around good feeling place to hang your hat and visit for awhile.
Are you in Henryville? The Country Corner (formally known as Hallet’s Cozy Corner) is known for its excellent selection of fresh foods and wonderful atmosphere and the service is second to none. It is a small town eatery packed with charm and atmosphere.
One reason to make sure you visit Lake Harmony is for one little very unique place called the Terra-Cottage Café and Gifts for a meal that you will never forget. The most memorable thing will be for you is the atmosphere and décor, everyone raves about how different it is (you will just have to see for yourself, just picture “Grandma’s House”) and the food is out of this world. The breakfast keeps people coming back for more and those who love the breakfast always want to try the lunch and dinner menus. The service can only be explained as you feel that you are part of the family. There is so much to see in this amazing little place, knick-knacks and all sorts and the gift store, well you will have to make time to visit that.
Now if you are determined to visit the historic Cresco Train Station during your Poconos getaway, then you have already planned to visit Callie’s Pretzel Factory and Callie’s Candy Kitchen (who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?) then you will want to stop into Velma’s Café for some casual Pocono dining. Velma’s Café is warm and inviting and unique. Its walls keep your eyes wandering, at its paintings, antiques and old photos. It is a very cozy and eclectic place and in warm weather, you have the choice to sit outside on the covered porch to a beautiful garden view while enjoying your meal.
Throughout the Pocono Mountains are flavors ready for you to explore and to be enticed with local atmosphere and fun, the only question is, which town do you start in?